NSW Parliamentary committee backs medical cannabis

THE Nimbin-based HEMP Party has given a qualified welcome to a recommendation from the NSW Upper House to legalise medical marijuana use for the terminally ill and those living with AIDS, calling it a "very tiny step" in the right direction.

HEMP Party president Michael Balderstone said the finding had put the marijuana debate back "on the table" and would "dispel some of the ignorance and fear that surrounds the use of cannabis".

Mr Balderstone pointed out the inquiry's report noted that cannabis was "an effective treatment for some medical conditions" and also that the legalization of medical usage was supported by 69% of Australians.

The NSW Government is yet to consider the recommendations.

The HEMP Party asked NSW medical cannabis users to contact their local state MP to support the introduction of new legislation in line with the inquiry's recommendations.

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